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  • Blog Post: Community Event – Hyper-V and Backup using DPM!

    I should have blogged about this before now but better late than never I guess.  Tonight we have one of our MVP’s; Edvaldo Allessandro conducting a free presentation on the changes to Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 R2.  Edvaldo is from Brazil and is an MVP in Virtualization so please be kind...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Webcasts

    Check out some great webcasts that are coming up. I’m particularly interested in the session about How our own IT department is using Data protection Manager. Especially since I used to work on projects in my previous role with the presenter! TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft Does IT: Protecting...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Live Meeting: Windows 7 Deployment

    The next Windows 7 TechNet Live event with be on Windows 7 Deployment.  More details below. Windows 7 Deployment Enhancements   Date:  Friday, July 3rd 2009  Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (AEST) Event Overview    This session will focus on Windows 7 enhanced deployment capabilities...
  • Blog Post: SQL Down Under Podcast: Show 23

    Hi Folks, SQL Down Under show 23 (audio podcast) with guest SQL Server MVP James Luetkehoelter discussing disaster recovery, clustering, log shipping, database mirroring and snapshots is now available for download from http://www.sqldownunder.com . Technorati Tags: Podcasts , SQL Cheers, Jeffa
  • Blog Post: The New Windows Ads are cool..

    You've probably seen the first Windows ad with Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld floating around the net. The new ads are out now and are even funnier. Check them out.. A family affair Part 1 A family affair part 2 You can see the whole Video at http://www.microsoft.com/windows Technorati Tags: Videos ,...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Live Meetings in June: It’s Cloud Month!

    Continuing on from our TechNet Live Meetings focusing on Virtualization we have decided that June is going to be “Cloud” month.  We know this is a big topic for many of you so hopefully these session will shed some light on what we are doing in the Cloud space. Microsoft cloud services offers a...
  • Blog Post: Exchange "12" Webcast Series

    Hi folks, This just came into my inbox. In Mid march we are running a series of Exchange 12 webcasts and if you attend all 4 of them there are prizes! The webcasts series will run from March 14th through the 17th, and will include 4 webcasts: An Overview of Exchange “12” (Level 200) Tuesday...
  • Blog Post: SQL DownUnder Podcasts available..

    Normally I post these as my good friend Greg sends them to me but I've been a bit behind the last few weeks. So check out shows 26-31 on www.sqldownunder.com . Technorati Tags: SQL Server , Podcasts Cheers, Jeffa
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Webcasts

    These just came into my inbox. Checkout the upcoming webcasts in September . TechNet Webcast: Implementing Security Patch Management (Level 200) Wednesday, September 07, 2005 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time Kai Axford, Security Specialist, Microsoft Corporation Your security depends upon...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Webcasts: October 2005

    This just came into my email. Lots of webcasts coming in October. Microsoft Webcast: Introduction to Windows Server 2003 R2 Tuesday, October 04, 2005 - 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Pacific Time Julius Sinkevicius, Sr. Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation Eric Kidd, Director Windows Server Business, Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile 6.5 – Dev Training : Jumpstart Live Meeting #2

    Registration for #2 in the Codemason’s Guild Live Meeting Series (Jumpstart) is now open. This Friday July 17th @ 1pm is the 2nd in our series of 3 Live Meetings to help Australian developers get started developing for Windows Mobile 6.5 – and to get those apps in Marketplace ( Windows Marketplace for...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 Screencast: Server Core Installation

    Hello again, In my previous Screencast I showed you the setup of the Enterprise version of Windows Server 2008. The setup took approximately 30 minutes or so. In this Screencast I take you through a new minimal install option called Server Core . Now what is Server Core you might ask? Well it's a new...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Live! Event: What’s New with Active Directory in Windows Server 2008 R2

    Following on from our two previous TechNet Live events we are having our next one on Active Directory changes in  Windows Server 2008 R2.  All the details of the event are below. Product(s):  Windows Server 2008 R2 Duration:  90 Minutes Date:  Friday, 15 May 2009 Time: ...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Webcast Series: 24 Hours of Exchange 2007

    Just wanted to let you all know about this great webcast series we are running! TechNet Webcast Series: 24 Hours of Exchange Server 2007 Get a comprehensive look at Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 with the new "24 hours of Exchange" series. Our Exchange experts cover in-depth topics such as deployment...
  • Blog Post: Screencast: Using Windows PowerShell

    Windows PowerShell in my opinion is the most important tool for administrators that we have released in many  years.  It helps to automate the tasks that administrators are faced with every day.  I’ve been talking with customers for awhile now about Windows Server 2008 and PowerShell is...
  • Blog Post: Podcasts of Technet Webcasts - What the?...

    With the popularity of Podcasts growing all the time the US TechNet Team is trialling podcasts of some of there webcast sessions so you can take them on the road with you! How cool is that? You can either download or stream individual webcasts, or download them all at once using a podcast reader....
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 Live Meeting: More Resources

    A couple of weeks ago I did a Live Meeting broadcast for some folks over at IBM and have been finding out that people attended from all over the world. But there has all been some comments and questions about the content that was presented. First of all those that attended like the format and thought...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Management Webcasts

    TechNet Webcast: Best Practices for Security Update Management with Systems Management Server 2003 (Level 200) Wednesday, January 25, 2006 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time John Baker, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation Join this webcast to learn about the best practices you should consider when...
  • Blog Post: Webcasts: Optimized for Mobile PC's

    There are a bunch of new public Webcasts that have just become available courtesy of our Partner team. They are specifically designed as an in depth look at applications built for Windows Vista mobility. These include data synchronization, power management, ink annotation, ink recognition, network awareness...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista Screencast: Aero Interface

    Hi there folks, Well it's time again for another Screencast on Windows Vista! My last Screencast was on Search which judging by the views was quite popular! In this Screencast I'm going to give you a bit of introduction on the new Windows Vista Aero interface that is available for Windows Vista Premium...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Webcasts

    This just came into my inbox. Some great webcasts coming up! TechNet Webcast: A Technical Overview of Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 (Level 200) Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 9:30 AM-11:00 AM Pacific Time John Baker, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation The multiple platform environment has become...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008: an IIS and PowerShell Story

    In December last year I did a post about one of our early adopters to the Windows Server 2008 platform.  Propensity International was part of our IT Pro Momentum program last year and benefited by getting resources and direct contact with us at Microsoft to help them be successful.  As part...
  • Blog Post: New Windows Server 2003 R2 Webcast Series

    Hi folks, If you can’t get enough of Windows Server 2003 R2 (and I know plenty of you) then check out the new 300 level Webcasts coming up in March. The focus is “Extend Connectivity and Control in your Environment”. The dates are March 15, 16, 23 and the 30th. Microsoft subject...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Virtual Conference: Coming in September!

    Following on from the TechNet Live! events we ran throughout the last financial year; we are kicking off our first TechNet Virtual Conference on a range of technologies.  Instead of running one session we are running a “virtual conference” with 4 different sessions going on throughout the day. ...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Live! Event: Windows Vista Deployment

    Hot on the heels of our first event we are squeezing in another before the silly season kicks in and nobody’s paying attention.  This time I'm going to cover Windows Vista deployment.  With the beta release of Windows 7 coming soon customers are still undecided as to whether they should deploy...